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How do I handle silly questions? By silly, I mean questions that are unrelated to the material of the course.

First, I am a TA. Recently, a student asked me a very silly question at the end of a lab session. I say silly because: _1) it was not related to the lecture, 2) it was asked at the end of a lecture - and the classroom was already full with the students of the next class, and 3) I have previously talked about this issue. __

  1. it was not related to the lecture,
  2. it was asked at the end of a lecture - and the classroom was already full with the students of the next class, and
  3. I have previously talked about this issue.

The student insisted that I answer his question many times. So, I told him: "It is already late, but let me know about your question""It is already late, but let me know about your question" .. when he asked it, I told him: "You can't be serious, this is not a question!"You can't be serious, this is not a question!"

He got upset, and he told me: "You are paid to answer my questions!"You are paid to answer my questions!" ...

I got angry, but how should I handle similar situations?

"I have previously talked about this issue." -- Yes, I talked about this issue even though it is not part of the course and the lecture. I talked about it to add more applications to the course material.

How do I handle silly questions? By silly, I mean questions that are unrelated to the material of the course.

First, I am a TA. Recently, a student asked me a very silly question at the end of a lab session. I say silly because: _1) it was not related to the lecture, 2) it was asked at the end of a lecture - and the classroom was already full with the students of the next class, and 3) I have previously talked about this issue. __

The student insisted that I answer his question many times. So, I told him: "It is already late, but let me know about your question" .. when he asked it, I told him: "You can't be serious, this is not a question!"

He got upset, and he told me: "You are paid to answer my questions!" ...

I got angry, but how should I handle similar situations?

"I have previously talked about this issue." -- Yes, I talked about this issue even though it is not part of the course and the lecture. I talked about it to add more applications to the course material.

How do I handle silly questions? By silly, I mean questions that are unrelated to the material of the course.

First, I am a TA. Recently, a student asked me a very silly question at the end of a lab session. I say silly because:

  1. it was not related to the lecture,
  2. it was asked at the end of a lecture - and the classroom was already full with the students of the next class, and
  3. I have previously talked about this issue.

The student insisted that I answer his question many times. So, I told him: "It is already late, but let me know about your question" .. when he asked it, I told him: "You can't be serious, this is not a question!"

He got upset, and he told me: "You are paid to answer my questions!"

I got angry, but how should I handle similar situations?

"I have previously talked about this issue." -- Yes, I talked about this issue even though it is not part of the course and the lecture. I talked about it to add more applications to the course material.

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The student insisted that I answer his question many times. So, I told him: "It is already late, but let me know about your question" .. when he asked it, I told him: "you"You can't be serious, this is not a question!"

He got upset, and he told me: "You are paid to answer my questions!" ..  .

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My question is briefly, how to handle silly questions? by silly, I mean questions that are unrelated to the material of the course.

First, I am TA. A student, recently, asked me at the end of a lab session, a very silly question. I say silly because: _1) it is not related to the lecture, 2) it is asked at the end of a lecture - and the class room was already full with the students of the next class, and 3) I have previously talked about this issue. __

The student insisted that I answer his question many times. So, I told him: "It is already late, but let me know about your question" .. when he asked it, I told him: "you can't be serious, this is not a question!"

He got upset, and he told me: "You are paid to answer my questions!" ..  

I got angry, but. . how should I handle similar situations?

EDIT: "I have previously talked about this issue." -- Yes, I talked about this issue even though it is not part of the course and the lecture. I talked about it to add more applications to the course materials.

How do I handle silly questions? By silly, I mean questions that are unrelated to the material of the course.

First, I am a TA. Recently, a student asked me a very silly question at the end of a lab session. I say silly because: _1) it was not related to the lecture, 2) it was asked at the end of a lecture - and the classroom was already full with the students of the next class, and 3) I have previously talked about this issue. __

The student insisted that I answer his question many times. So, I told him: "It is already late, but let me know about your question" .. when he asked it, I told him: "You can't be serious, this is not a question!"

He got upset, and he told me: "You are paid to answer my questions!" ...

I got angry, but how should I handle similar situations?

"I have previously talked about this issue." -- Yes, I talked about this issue even though it is not part of the course and the lecture. I talked about it to add more applications to the course material.

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